Doherty, Charles Joseph

Doherty, Charles Joseph dōˈərtē [key], 1855–1931, Canadian jurist and statesman. After serving (1891–1906) as judge of the superior court of Quebec prov., he retired (1906) from the bench and entered (1908) the Canadian House of Commons as a Conservative. While serving (1911–21) as minister of justice in the administrations of Sir Robert Borden and Arthur Meighen, Doherty was a Canadian representative at the Paris Peace Conference, signed the Treaty of Versailles on behalf of Canada, and later (1920–21) represented Canada in the Assembly of the League of Nations.

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